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Dive Review of Fisheye of Cayman/Avalon in
Cayman Islands/West side

Fisheye of Cayman/Avalon, May, 2005,

by C Vernon Hartline Jr, TX, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 1697.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments While I have been a diver almost as long as Ben Davidson,I still love Cayman. Ben and I have disagreed for years about diving in Cayman. He has a deep seated predjuice against the place so there's never a friendly article about it. He talks about feeding the Stingrays as being most dangerous because of a moray incident but never says anything about Stewart Coves shark feeding in the Bahamas or dolphin pens at Anthony's Key. Cayman was where I learned to love to dive and it's still a dammed good place to go underwater. The island was hammered by Ivan. Trees are down and someplaces are still shambles (Indies Suites amoung others). The blowholes are gone (filled up) so are Cayman Diving Lodge and believe it or not Bob Sotos as well as several other dive operations. However the reef survived nicely and the diving is still easy, convienent and still a dam site better than most places in the close proximity to the USA. Fisheye has a very comfortable boat and the divemasters (Matty, Sean and Joanna) were friendly and competent. Go see Cayman diving for yourself.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Mexico(Caribbean, Sea of Cortez & Pacific), Costa Rica, Turks&Caicos, Belize, Australia, Indonesia etc
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions maximum depth and length of dive were requested for both dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments After "Ivan",Fisheye has lost its shop. Calls are transfered to a cell phone - business is conducted in the beach parking lot. A new shop is in the final stages of preparation and completion. Not certain it will be as much as a photographer heaven as before. Seems like everyone on the island involved in diving is struggling at present.
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